Arts programs are essential in a community to help older adults get involved and remain an important part of their communities. Community based arts programming helps older people as the keepers of culture remain dynamic members of society and provides younger generations with positive role models encouraging a strong sense of meaning and purpose in healthy living in vital communities. In this section you will find all the information on our website including news, events, stories, research and more pertaining to community arts programming.

Hugh Aaron resides in a community that thrives from the creativity of its engaging older population.

This week we're hitting the trail across the country to attend a series of conferences and exhibitions on a variety of topics including aging, health, the arts, education, grantmaking, and more.  On our first stop we'll be at the AARP Life@50 conference in New Orleans, LA September 21-22.

This week-long training will focus on the role of the arts in creative aging and, providing both a theoretical and didactic approach to implementing and sustaining high quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving older adults, from senior centers to long term residential settings f

Free performance for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and the general public. New Mexico poet Stuart Hall reads work documenting his experience in living with dementia.

“The most beautiful experience we can have is mysterious.  It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and science.”  (Albert Einstein)

How can the arts help change the culture of long term care? For 4 days in June of 2012, you can explore this very questions.

The Legacy Film Festival on Aging, in its second year in San Francisco, CA, will showcase films that present a positive spin on aging July 6-8.  The film festival, in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, highlights a number of wonderful films including one from our very own

Don't miss out on your chance to win $5,000 to begin a new arts program, or a continue an exisiting one in your health care facility, school, or community setting!